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The holidays are here again! And with them comes the opportunity to entertain your nearest and dearest, as well as all those people who have entertained you throughout the year. Here are some tips on how to be a great holiday host:
Eat, drink, and be merry! Even this takes some prep work:
Plan, too, for unexpected guests. Have an extra serving or two of any item that requires per-person portioning. Be prepared to add a couple of extra place settings. If you have party favors, count for at least one or two more.
Set up outdoor lighting: It’s winter and the days are short. Turn the outdoor lights on. And if there’s snow or ice, clear it away.
Ask a friend or family member to be on hand to help out with other things, so you can be available to say “Happy Holidays” to each guest as he or she arrives.